More June Show and Tell

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Berit Bentson sent in these three pictures. The first ("Souvenir de France") and last picture ("Now I Know my ABC's") are free patterns from this blog site. The middle one is "Beneath the Sunlit Sky." It's an older Loose Feather pattern.

Berit writes: "I liked "Now I Know My ABC's" so much that I couldn't decide whether to finish it as a pin pillow or use it as the backing to this scissors "cabinet" with some stripe ticking (but should it be the red or the taupe!?). I pinned it in here haphazardly to think it over, and somehow it's still there. I may stitch it again!
Check out the links to view more pictures.

Catherine from l'atelier des dix doigts writes, "Here is a new project I have finished, a little purse for a friend's birthday. Keep creating, have a nice day !"

I've been looking for those coin purse handles....they are really hard to find. Catherine's purse highlights our "Bird in Hand" pattern.

Debbie Wick from New York writes,
"I just started the Summer House pincushion and Bird In Hand pincushion. I love them!!
But most of all, I sewed my bottom on the Peacock Pinkeep last night. I couldn't believe how much wool I wrapped. But anyway, well worth it!! Here is the picture. I used ric-rac from Trimtex in Williamsport, PA. A great place loaded with all kinds of trims. You can call them (570) 322-4775 or e-mail them if you need anything."

Sadie writes: "Just a quick little note to share my latest efforts at framing with you. I stitched 'Their Song' last September, and I enjoyed every second :-)
When I had finished it went into my 'awaiting framing' pile, where it has been ever since.
Whilst in my local hardware shop yesterday I spied the perfect frame and set to work as soon as I got home.
I am really pleased with the result.
Thank you for such wonderful designs."

Jean wrote:
"Good morning, Alma. I thought you would enjoy this story about your sampler. A customer, Heather, stitched this to commemorate her in-laws' wedding anniversary. They were married in Walnut in 1960! Here's her sampler she brought in for framing:"
Jean Lea
Attic Needlework & Collectibles
Mesa, AZ

Katrina Devine writes, "Thought you'd like to see the completed pieces. Deb, the finisher I use, did a fantastic job :-) . Much better than I could have done, LOL. I also stitched and finished a scissor fob over one.

See you in June at Tomorrow's Heirlooms and in September at Shepherd's Bush!
Can't wait for both events."

(Katrina's piece is one I designed for the Dyeing to Stitch 2009 retreat in Virginia Beach.) This has not been published yet. Katrina ...your scissor fob is just too sweet. Wish I would have thought of it!!!

Lynn Wilder, designer, and an employee of In Between Stitches quilt shop in Livermore, California writes,

"Our store is one of the featured quilt shops in the soon to be released May issue of Quilt Sampler magazine.

I just finished a quilt that I designed, made and quilted using your Garden Party fabric line. The beautiful fabric spoke to me the moment I saw it. A friend of mine, Lisa Stone, brought back a tower of Garden Party from the Houston show last fall. She knows my "style" and knew I would love your new fabric.

I'm enclosing a picture of the quilt. Here is my blog site also: I've been posting my progress on the quilt for several months. The shop is offering the quilt as a block of the month.

Thank you so very much for your inspiring lines of fabric. You make our homes beautiful!"

Many thanks to all of you who take the time to write and send pictures. Barb and I are always amazed at your work and ideas of using our patterns. I still have more to post and hopefully will be able to get them all up this week.

Until later!



  1. Re: Purse Frames, you just have to know where to look. :)

    There are also a few sellers that sell a German brand of glue that is highly recommended for attaching the frame to the fabric.

  2. It's so nice to see all the finishes and thank you so much for sharing my finish! See you next week :-).

  3. What lovely finishes, it's wonderful to see everyone's creativity!

  4. I was so surprised and pleased to see that you'd included my works--even the unfinished one--eep!

    I so enjoyed seeing all the finishes--especially the coin purse! Looks great!

  5. Hi Alma and fellow stitchers!
    I loved seeing all the wonderful works of art! Thank you also for adding mine of the Peacock Pinkeep too!

  6. Absolutely, positively beautiful! Each and every one of them!

  7. I love all the show and tell! Just wonderful! I'm going to smuggle myself in Katrina's luggage for her retreats with you. :D

  8. It's so wonderful to see all the finishes. Really sparks you to pull out your patterns and starting making them!

  9. Wonderful show (I'm including the previous post in the praise)! Everyone is so talented. Please publish the retreat design soon, I like it too much!! :-)

  10. Beautiful projects! I would love to be on Catherine's gift list and receive her wonderful purse.

  11. Hi Alma, always love to see all the creative finishes! I have been looking for the 'Tatters trim' and am unable to locate. Ogier Trading doesn't sell retail. Can you point me to another source? I've stitched the Noel box and would love to tuck in a special trim or two as a gift. Thanks, Linda in Florida

  12. Hello
    Which is the name of this beautiful pochette needles. Thank you for your answer. Jo

  13. I just bought that pattern from In Between Stitches. It is so pretty in person.

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  15. woh great design...nice collection
    really this look is very nice unique piece..

    Thanks for sharing with us..
    WEbsite Designing

  16. Bonjour,
    Quelle belle grille de Paris...
    Où serait il possible de partager cette grille ?
    Amitiés brodées

  17. lovely design...Very good and elaborate analysis ..i love your post.

  18. very interesting and very attractive design..i love it..

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